More brunch! This time here at the hacienda, with a group of Santa’s Little Elvettes, aka The Merry Miladies, aka The Brunching Beyotches (ooh, bad one, sorry): Kim, Suz, Polly, Kasey, and Stacey. I’ve found it quite relaxingly festive at this time of year to host a casual little brunch, a sit-down and put-up your-feet affair. No kids, no hubbies, just girlie chat, a few sips of prosecco, Christmas music, and simple brunch classics like eggs and pastry and cured meats and a new addition this year – cheese grits. Puffy and golden browned and creamy decadent…I’m all about cheese grits, dang (recipe posted in comments, below). I’ll have to toss what’s left because John and the kids aren’t the grits/polenta types, which leaves just me and the grits (shiver), baaad idea.
I made several of my favorites, in fact. Mini-popovers to start (with Hope Creamery butter, natch). Then a crustless quiche with spinach, tomatoes, potatoes, and mushrooms; Neuske’s Canadian bacon; cheese grits; and Mom’s Almond Puff Pastry with coffee to finish.
Fullness! Fortified for last-minute shopping! Merry Christmas ladies!